Secular Ethos

GOTW: Shu the god of wind

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 Posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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Shu-god of wind Egyptians created gods for nearly every aspect of their lives. Concepts that were deemed important to their society, became represented through deities. The Egyptians lacked an explanation as to why the sky goddess Nut would not just fall onto the earth. To make sense of this separation, the god Shu was created […]

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Atheism: a movement divided

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 Posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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Reason Rally 2016 may have shown how fractured the atheist movement in this country has become. Or maybe fractured is the wrong word. Many atheists seem to be content with just living their lives free of dogma. Their lives may be in such a state where the chains of religion don’t directly present a challenge […]

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Thousands head to Washington for Reason Rally 2016

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 Posted on Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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As the weekend rolls in,  thousands of atheists, agnostics, and secular humanists descend on Washington. The message is clear equality and rational governance must reign over dogma and ancient ideology. The 21st century can no longer support laws built on ancient books. Like a tidal wave across the nation Reason Rally 2012 opened up the […]

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Wadjet

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 Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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God of the week: Wadjet Egyptian gods and goddesses can be confusing to describe, due to the Ancient Egyptians’ tendency to combine new deities with existing ones. Wadjet is another example of Egyptian syncretism. Wadjet has been the eye, the cobra, and the lion.   Wadjets primary visage is that of a cobra. Her image […]

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No, The Declaration of Independence is not the Constitution.

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 Posted on Monday, May 30th, 2016
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The Constitution is the official founding document of our system of government. The Declaration of Independence was just what it says, a declaration. The declaration was announcing our intent to form a new government and establish ourselves as a sovereign nation separate from Britain. The constitution served as the guide for how our newly established nation would […]

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Amun

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 Posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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God of the week: Amun Amun-Ra is a combination of two separate gods. This practice was common in Egypt, as deities were believed to take on new roles. Egyptians did not see contradictory responsibilities or identities of gods to be an issue, as the gods were to exist in multiple levels or time lines.   […]

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Church with pastor arrested for sex trafficking, wants to counsel your kids.

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 Posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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The Grace Baptist church made headlines Friday, for their youth pastor being arrested for buying a child prostitute. Luckily, it was a sting set up by the TBI, and no children were harmed.   The TBI set up the sting by running ads selling underage children for sex. Over the course of a 3 day investigation they rounded […]

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The impact of religion in Tennessee.

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 Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016
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The christian badge of honor. Living in Tennessee, I have seen the impact of religion on the lives of so many. It is a badge of honor here. You can walk into most places and announce proudly, ” I’m christian “, and be immediately granted status. The christian label is every where. It’s on the […]

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Persephone

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 Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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God of the week : Persephone   Persephone was the Greek goddess of the harvest. She was the Daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Persephone is sometimes referred to as the princesses of the underworld. This comes from the Homeric hymn to Demeter, where Homer tells the story of how Hades carried her away to the […]

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5 Reasons the bible should not be in schools.

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 Posted on Sunday, May 15th, 2016
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 The first and most important reason to keep bibles out of public schools is that it is counter to the constitution.  The first amendment prevents governments from promotion of religion.   The first amendment was written in recognition that there is more than one religion and many sects of each religion. These various sects are […]

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